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21/06/2021
To be prepared for any large-scale wild fires this season, the European Commission has set up a strengthened European fleet of 11 firefighting planes and 6 helicopters hosted across Member States under the rescEU system. The Commission also issued...
Sahrawi refugees in Algeria
18/06/2021
On 18 June, the Commission announced €20 million in humanitarian funding to be provided in Algeria, Egypt and Libya. The funding will support the most vulnerable people affected by (i) the region's political and protracted crises, (ii) the over 4-...
17/06/2021
On 17 June, at the International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants the European Commission pledged €147 million, in addition to pledges by EU Member States, for immediate humanitarian assistance, medium and...
10/06/2021
Seven months into the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, human rights atrocities and the full-blown humanitarian crisis are alarming, currently pushing 400,000 innocent people to the brink of famine and loss of life. This must be addressed...
10/06/2021
The EU has announced today at the 'Solidarity event for forcibly displaced persons and host communities in Central America and Mexico', that it will allocate €18.5 million in aid. Of this sum, €12 million represents humanitarian funding to Central...
08/06/2021
The EU, via its Emergency Response Coordination Centre, is coordinating COVID-19 assistance to Ukraine.  3 EU Member States – Belgium, Germany and Slovakia – have recently offered personal protective equipment and ventilators to Ukraine to help...
01/06/2021
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is alarming, with millions of people facing famine. On 1 June, the European Commission and Sweden co-hosted the third Humanitarian Senior Officials Meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. European...
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29/05/2021
The European Commission has allocated emergency humanitarian funding of €2 million for those affected by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), next to the Rwanda border. 
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27/05/2021
As the conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its eighth year, the European Commission has announced €25.4 million in humanitarian aid to help people still suffering from ongoing hostilities. This brings the total of EU humanitarian aid to €190 million...
25/05/2021
On 25 May, the EU has increased its humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in Palestine by €8 million, taking the total to €34.4 million this year. The additional funding will be dedicated to supporting victims of the recent...

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